Michael Dacre, MD
Stanford School of Medicine
Mike grew up on a farm in the north of England. He moved to California after college in 2008 to work in the field of molecular biology, first at the Salk Institute in San Diego and then at Stanford. During that time, he studied the evolution of multicellular creatures and how changes in genes and their expression can influence human disease. While Mike still very much enjoys academic research, during his time in the lab he realized that he prefers using his scientific knowledge clinically to directly help individual people.
During medical school, Mike found that he enjoyed all of medicine and particularly spending time one-on-one with people helping them reach their goals. He fell in love with Family Medicine because of the whole-person approach to patient care and the opportunity to work with people to optimize their health throughout their life. Throughout medical school, Mike continued to volunteer teaching medical skills to high school students, street medicine volunteers, and search and rescue personnel. He plans to continue volunteering throughout his career and believes deeply in bringing high quality medical care to those who need it the most, not just those who can afford it. Outside of work, Mike loves spending time with his family, reading good books, and being in nature.